Ssangyong Korando review


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Ssangyong Korando 2019 RHD dashboard
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The driving position of the Korando is a bit of a mixed bag. You sit fairly upright and the bonnet line is fairly low, so you have a good forward view, but the steering wheel is noticeably offset to the left, and only adjusts for height. Adjustable lumbar support for the driver's seat is reserved for the top trim levels, too. 

Interior build quality generally seems very impressive, though. Top-spec models inevitably look the best thanks to liberal application of piano black plastic and chrome details. In fact, the mood lighting integrated into the interior inserts wouldn’t look out of place in a Mercedes. There are some hard plastics to be found around the gear selector and on the rear doors, but the same caveat applies to many rivals, too.

The 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system is mounted high, so you don’t have to take your eyes too far from the road. Its very tablet-like in use, and its speed and the slick design of its menus put it very close to the best in class. You can also upgrade to a bigger 9-inch infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto – it’s standard on Ultimate models.

As we’ve mentioned there is a good view forwards from the driving seat, but vision looking back over your shoulder is obstructed by large blind spots on either side. It’s worth opting for mid-range Ventura trim levels and above for rear parking sensors and a rear view camera; these combine to make manoeuvring the Korando easier.

Ssangyong Korando 2019 RHD dashboard
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